Ads and concert promos from the late 60s
May 21, 2014 4:50 AM   Subscribe

I'm trying to rebuild a now defunct internet radio station called "Technicolor Web Of Sound". One of the great things about TWOS was that in addition to playing psychedelic music from the late 60s was that it also played advertisements and concert promotions from that era:​web/20110926052525/​http://​​/playlist.cfm?​promos=yes. These audio clips made the station sound very authentic. However, finding these audio clips is proving difficult. Does anyone know where I might start to track down these clips?

I could ask the original creator of the station, but I get the feeling he doesn't want to be contacted. On my to-do list is to also ask nicely the creators of other similar 60s internet radio stations.
posted by tomargue to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The "Cruisin'" series of albums have a variety of commercials, bumpers, station IDs, show themes, etc., in between the musical tracks. I'll bet, unless the TWOS guy collects 16" transcription albums or is from a radio station with an archive , this is where they're from.

Edit: Sorry, I hadn't clicked your link -- a lot more than from Cruisin' there. I'd like to know where he got them, too :)

Edit Edit: did you look at those CD covers from the right margin in the list? They are real records and show up on Amazon and such.
posted by AzraelBrown at 5:06 AM on May 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Oh, awesome @AzraelBrown, looking at the list now to see if there's anything I can use
posted by tomargue at 5:09 AM on May 21, 2014

Response by poster: Oh, yeah, forgot to mention that I'll probably order those CDs.

The promos from the cruisin CDs are awesome and pretty close. I'll probably end up using them, thanks :)
posted by tomargue at 5:24 AM on May 21, 2014

Response by poster: Stop press!
posted by tomargue at 5:49 AM on May 21, 2014

Best answer: I was just about to post the 1960s Psychedelic Radio Commercials CD. An amazing compilation.
posted by mykescipark at 5:52 AM on May 21, 2014 [2 favorites]

Delighted to see that 1960s Psychedelic Radio Commercials is available on Spotify!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 7:05 AM on May 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

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